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  1. It's good as a moisturizer. Try cetaphil cream if you like vaseline; one of the main ingredients is petrolatum, which is what vaseline is composed of.
  2. Did you guys ever consider that it could be the change in caloric intake and not necessarily what you eat? I agree that there are some things that can exacerbate an acne problem. However, I was reading an interview DK conducted with a doctor and he was talking about how his acne went away when he decreased the number of calories he was consuming in a day. When you do this, you obviously start to lose weight. Once he stopped losing weight (it took a few months), he noticed that the original patt
  3. If you're on doxycycline and taking 100 mg twice a day, I would stick with it. Unless you're a heavy drinker, it's probably not going to cause any damage. I was on minocycline (the broadest spectrum tetracycline derivative) at 100 mg twice daily and I didn't have any problems at all. The only situation in which I wouldn't take it is if I was still a teen (under 18). It'll turn the roots of your teeth a nasty yellow or grey. As far as the supplements go, taking them 2 hrs. before the doxy shoul
  4. It's easy to contradict someone when their information is inaccurate. I suppose it's my fault for going to college and graduate school for health care. I do agree, though, with the BP side of the discussion. If you like, you can assume I didn't mention that because I didn't take issue with it.
  5. I disagree with the statements made about heating olive oil. While I don't use it for cooking or frying (only adding to cooked pasta), using it for these purposes won't decrease its nutritional value. In fact, olive oil has a high resistance to oxidation and hydrogenation (due to a high concentration of monosaturated fatty acids, namely oleic acid), unlike some other oils. It also has a very high smoke point. Every oil will go through these changes and develop some saturated and trans properties
  6. Because of processed & fast food and cooking oil consumption, most diets in the U.S. have a 10:1 ratio of Omega-6 to Omega-3 when it should be as close to 1:1 as possible. Omega-6 counteracts the anti-inflammatory effects of Omega-3 [according to what I've read] so if you supplement with Omega-3, it should help balance things out. Just remember that both Omega-3 and Omega-6 are both essential (as opposed to Omega-9 which can be synthesized by conversion in the body).
  7. You could try tea tree oil. Seeing a dermatologist wouldn't be a bad move either.
  8. Exactly! The larvae eat dead tissues, in this case dead skin cells and thus your skin gets better. It's a very old traditional treatment and it's also used in modern hospitals sometimes. It's an excellent way to treat wounds, which would otherwise be very difficult to heal. Well, that would help explain the scene in Gladiator when Juba (Djimon Hounsou) uses maggots to clean Maximus' wounded shoulder.
  9. Somewhere in my stomach where they'd be exposed. Let them try to deal with a constant pH of 2. :ninja:
  10. Hey guys, I didn't read all of the posts, but here are some things to think about in case you haven't already. The obvious idea is that if you shave against the grain, you'll have problems. If you shave with the grain with a double, triple, or other multi-bladed razor, you may have issues depending on your skin. Personally, I found that I react negatively no matter how I shave so I started using an electric beard trimmer on a low setting (0.5 mm) or with the guard removed. It solved all my pr
  11. It depends. If you have one that's ready to pop anyway, you might as well go for it, but do it safely (disinfected needle, cotton ball/2x2, isopropanol). If you get right up to the mirror and feel you have to mess with every red spot you see even if you the lesion is really premature, you're asking for trouble.
  12. It sort of sounded like you would buy into this B5 idea. : P That being said, I take about 2 g a day myself. I bought a bunch of so-called "timed release" B5 from Vitamin World: each $6 bottle contains 100 (500 mg). Good deal on the 200 for $10.